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Pulenta Estate - Estate Chardonnay Mendoza 2018

Information

  • Country: Argentina
  • Wine Region: Mendoza
  • Wine Maker: Javier Loforte
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.4%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 89 (2017) JR: 15.5 (2013) JS: 91 (2017)

Wine tasting notes

Lemon-yellow with bright green hues, aromas mainly tropical fruits typical of a proper fruit maturity, made complex by the chocolate and vanilla notes given by the aging in new French oak.

Winery Information

Pulenta Estate

The Pulenta family has been a prominent and respected force in Argentine viticulture for three generations. Sons of well-known winegrower Antonio Pulenta, and descendants of Italian immigrants, Eduardo and Hugo Pulenta founded Pulenta Estate in 2002. The vineyards are estate-owned and farmed for high quality and limited yields. Their extensive holdings in the Agrelo area of Lujan de Cuyo have allowed them to create a broad portfolio that includes sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, chardonnay and.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2017)89 pts

They don't want the oak to be the main ingredient in their 2017 Chardonnay, which was produced with grapes from vines planted in 1992 in Agrelo on alluvial soils. It was harvested at two different moments of ripeness and matured in French oak barrels for six months. 2017 was a short crop with good acidity. At the same time, grapes are being harvested earlier, and with their large vineyards, they can select what they use for their wines (they only use 30% of their grapes). This is balsamic, with notes of bay leaf, spices (white pepper) and white fruit. This is a new style of fresher, more fruit-driven Chardonnay with good freshness and, in this case, without malolactic or with just part of it. Tasty, clean and easy to drink.

JancisRobinson.com (2013)15.5 pts

Tasted Sept 2013 - Almost honeyed fruit. Very ripe. Leesy dairy character in the middle – seems as if it's had the full malolactic treatment. Fragrant, exaggerated. (RH)

James Suckling (2017)91 pts

A dense and layered white with dried apple and pie-crust undertones. Full body, firm and powerful. A serious yet fresh white. Drink now.

Vinification Notes

Manual harvest and selection of bunches and grapes in the winery. 2 hour pre-fermentative maceration between 5 and 8 º c. Alcoholic fermentation, 50% in stainless steel tanks and 50% in French oak barrels. 50% of the wine goes through spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels, 50% does not Oak aging for 10 months in new French barrels.